Here's how to watch San Diego Comic Con and which panels to keep an eye on

San Diego Comic Con is here and it's time to get ready for all the big news and reveals. You won't have to look far to find them - just keep reading for a quick primer on when and where to catch all the biggest SDCC events.

When is San Diego Comic Con?

SDCC is held in late July every year at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. For 2017, the convention will be open from Thursday, July 20 through Sunday, July 23, though there was already a press/industry/VIP-exclusive "Preview Night" on Wednesday. 

How can I watch all the San Diego Comic Con panels and events?

There isn't one central stream for all of the events (there's way too much going on for that), but Marvel fans can start with this official stream:

And Twitter is teaming up with IGN for a live stream that will cover another good chunk of the convention's events. Not sure what to keep an eye out for?

When should I watch San Diego Comic Con?

There will be interesting stuff going on at all times, but here's a selection of some of the biggest panels to keep an eye out for. All these times are listed in PDT, so just add 8 hours if you're in the UK. You can also head over to the official SDCC site and have a look through the full schedule of convention programming.


AMC's The Walking Dead starting at 12:15 pm, with some hints for season 8.

Game of Thrones Panel and Q&A starting at 1:30 pm, which should have some nice teasers for the show's last two seasons.

The Defenders panel with the cast at 5:15 pm, including an exclusive first look at the team-up series.


WB films, including Blade Runner 2049 and Justice League with exclusive footage starting at 11:30 am.

Stranger Things panel on Saturday at 3 pm in Hall H, including exclusive footage of season 2.

Westworld panel and Q&A at 4:15 with a big chunk of the cast and hopefully some season 2 teases.

Marvel Studios panel at 5:30, where president Kevin Feige will offer a new look into the MCU.


Doctor Who panel at 2 pm with a sneak peek at the upcoming Christmas special. 

How can I keep up to date with San Diego Comic Con news?

So glad you asked! GamesRadar+ will be bringing you all the biggest news from SDCC as it happens. While you wait for things to kick off, why not check out everything we want to see at SDCC 2017?

Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.